Chip Giessler, Pastor
Pastor Chip Giessler is excited and thankful to be part of the new things God is doing at Evergreen Church. And he’s confident you’ll like it too.
Chip and his family moved to Leesburg in July ’99 from Newport News VA (where he pastored for 6 years). The Giessler family consists of Laura, who works as a reading specialist at Cedar Lane Elementary School (LCPS), Caris & Will currently in college, and Hannah, a student at Heritage High School. They live in the Kincaid Forest neighborhood, near the Leesburg Airport.
Prior to coming here, he had lived in Boston MA, Berkeley CA, Washington DC, Durham NC, Peshawar Pakistan, and a handful of other places. But having gone to high school in Fairfax County (Mount Vernon H.S. 1983), he considers Northern Virginia home.
He majored in computer science & philosophy at Duke University, served as an officer in the US Air Force (Ft. Meade, MD, Bolling AFB & the Pentagon), attended seminary at Gordon-Conwell (a non-denominational theological school near Boston), and has pastored for 10years.
Here in Leesburg, Chip enjoys playing in pick-up basketball games, biking on the W & OD trail, and kayaking on Goose Creek & the Potomac River. His favorite nearby hiking spots are Raven Rocks (just north of where the Appalachian Trail crosses Rt. 7), Balls Bluff battlefield, Red Rocks overlook, and the perimeter path on the Evergreen Church land. .
You can reach Chip by calling Evergreen church at (703) 737-7700 or send him e-mail: Pastor@EvergreenChurch.net
Eric Duncanson, Worship Leader
Eric Duncanson is a professional music teacher and musician, as well as an experienced worship leader. Eric earned his B.A. Degree in Instrumental Music, and his M.A. in Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Education. In addition to his talents on the keyboard, the trumpet, and as a vocalist, he’s held several positions as worship leader in several different denominations in several different states. Eric joined the Evergreen United Methodist Church staff in March of 2017. As worship leader and Christ-follower, Eric seeks to glorify God through leadership of the praise band in prayer/song, and by providing a musical setting and atmosphere that is conducive to worship and praise by the congregation, and that fittingly exalts God throughout the Sunday worship service.
You can reach Eric at Music@EvergreenChurch.net
Dana Jackson, Director of Children’s Ministry
Dana Jackson and her husband, David, were both raised in the Northern Virginia area. After getting married and spending a few years in Richmond, they moved back up to Northern Virginia with their two girls, Kaylyn and Elizabeth. Dana has a BS in Dental Hygiene, but later in life she responded to a call in ministry, and in 1998 Dana began working as a Children’s Ministry Director. Over the years, Dana transitioned into both Children and Youth Ministry. Dana has taken multiple courses on Children and Youth Ministry, as well as attended over a dozen conferences to further her education and learn more about ministry. Dana is very passionate about her faith, family, and her ministry in the church. In her free time she likes to travel, spend time with family, and craft.
You can reach Dana at Children@EvergreenChurch.net
Elizabeth Snader, Director of Youth Ministry
Elizabeth was born and raised in Virginia and has been in the United Methodist Church her whole life. Elizabeth graduated from Messiah College in 2015 with a degree in Youth Ministry. She will graduate from Wesley Theological Seminary in May 2018 with her Masters in Divinity. She has a passion for ministry and teaching in the context of the church. Her desire is to help people live devoted lives to Jesus. Elizabeth is married to Eric Snader, a youth director in Herndon, VA. They are both seminary students and love to travel and watch movies. In her free time, Elizabeth spends time with family and friends, and enjoys being creative.
You can reach Elizabeth at Youth@EvergreenChurch.net